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Quotes And Sayings About Ambition

Ambition Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Ambition

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The aim of literary ambition is to demonstrate one's greatness of soul.
~By Mason Cooley ~


It was under a solemn consciousness of the dangers from ecclesiastical ambition, the bigotry of spiritual pride, and the intolerance of sects... that is was deemed advisable to exclude from the national government all power to act upon the subject.
~By Joseph Story ~


That's my ambition: that you look at the pictures and realize what complex, fascinating, interesting people every single one of my subjects is.
~By Jock Sturges ~


Whatever ambivalence I felt about my own career, Frankie more than made up for it with his ambition and tenacity.
~By Annette Funicello ~


I've never looked ahead very much in my life. I've never had any grand plan from the outset. I had no burning ambition to do what I do.
~By Tracey Ullman ~


I have no ambition to surprise my reader. Castles with unknown passages are not compatible with my homely muse.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


I used to think I had ambition... but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused.
~By Rachel Field ~


I did not want to be depressed by the gap existing between my weakness and my ambition.
~By Ella Maillart ~


Being non-commercial is never an ambition. Movies come together at different points for fortuitous reasons. You do them as you get the opportunity, as opposed to doing them when you choose to or design to.
~By Ethan Coen ~


Whether we fall by ambition, blood, or lust, like diamonds we are cut with our own dust.
~By John Webster ~


The experience awakened 'my tremendous musical ambition, which has never subsided to this day.
~By Georg Solti ~


All I wanted to do was write - at the time, poems, and prose, too. I guess my ambition was simply to make money however I could to keep myself going in some modest way, and I didn't need much, I was unmarried at the time, no children.
~By Paul Auster ~


Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


There are so many things to take into account - your ambition, your ego, the press, the consumers. You can never be sure that you'll be on top of the pile again.
~By Giorgio Armani ~


Do not let your ambitions become a sanctuary for your failures.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


I think back and marvel that my ambitions were so small.
~By Helen Reddy ~


Before we got married, I had tremendous ambition. Once we got married and I started having children, then I just thought that that was my real life. Steve was definitely more ambitious than I.
~By Eydie Gorme ~


Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
~By Thomas Otway ~


Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
~By Napoleon Bonaparte ~


Somebody ought to tell him his ambition is showing.
~By Harry Essex ~


I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure.
~By George W. Bush ~


Moderation has been called a virtue to limit the ambition of great men, and to console undistinguished people for their want of fortune and their lack of merit.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


I wanted to be a doctor at one point and I also wanted to be a pilot. I think if you grow up in a dodgy area, reality often beats down those ambitions as you get older. But with me that never really happened.
~By James McAvoy ~


I had all the usual ambition growing up. I wanted to be a writer, a musician, a hockey player. I wanted to do something that wasn't nine to five. Acting was the first thing I tried that clicked.
~By Michael J. Fox ~


Great ambition, the desire of real superiority, of leading and directing, seems to be altogether peculiar to man, and speech is the great instrument of ambition.
~By Adam Smith ~


Some slaves are scoured to their work by whips, others by their restlessness and ambition.
~By John Ruskin ~


I didn't know then that I would never be able to leave the sounds and smells of these sights behind me, but I was fiercely conscious of one thing-my ambition.
~By Emanuel Celler ~


Religion united its influence with those of loyalty and love, and the order of knighthood, endowed with all the sanctity and religious awe that attended the priesthood, became an object of ambition to the greatest sovereigns.
~By Thomas Bulfinch ~


Nothing leads so straight to futility as literary ambitions without systematic knowledge.
~By H. G. Wells ~


A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.
~By Pearl Bailey ~


As the country now turns a new leaf, our ambition is to give hope to each and every Afghan.
~By Hamid Karzai ~


A slave has but one master. An ambition man, has as many as there are people who helped him get his fortune.
~By Wilson Mizner ~


To become Christ-like is the only thing in the whole world worth caring for, the thing before which every ambition of man is folly and all lower achievement vain.
~By Henry Drummond ~


Do not let your grand ambitions stand in the way of small but meaningful accomplishments.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
~By Joseph Conrad ~


My mother wanted me off her hands. She was a working woman. She designed clothes, and she was a celebrity collector. It's my mother's ambition to be a celebrity.
~By Stephen Sondheim ~


Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
~By Milan Kundera ~


What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Ambition may be defined as the willingness to receive any number of hits on the nose.
~By Wilfred Owen ~


Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


God like Us suffers the ambition to make a destiny more extraordinary than was conceived for Him, yes God is like Me, only more so.
~By Norman Mailer ~


Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
~By Horace Walpole ~


I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way.
~By Joe DiMaggio ~


If it awakens in us as a whole how important that is - the theme of how conquest and ambition are meaningless without contribution - I think then as a society we're in better shape. I hope people are inspired to be the best.
~By Rob Morrow ~


Where there are large powers with little ambition, nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
~By Henry Taylor ~


Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
~By Cesar Chavez ~


Wisdom alone is true ambition's aim, wisdom the source of virtue, and of fame, obtained with labour, for mankind employed, and then, when most you share it, best enjoyed.
~By William Whitehead ~


My only ambition is to be true every moment I am living.
~By Juliette Binoche ~


The big biography of Lincoln necessarily had to do so much with his political career, his ambitions, his accomplishments in public, with less time to spend on his private life, his inner life, and I thought this might be a way of getting at that.
~By David Herbert Donald ~


It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Behold, I am become a reproach to thy holy name, by serving any ambition and the sins of others; which though I did by the persuasion of other men, yet my own conscience did cheek and upbraid me in it.
~By William Laud ~


As a youngster, I enjoyed sport and my ambition was to be a great sportsman.
~By Lynn Davies ~


To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions.
~By Kim Campbell ~


Ambition is not a vice of little people.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


If boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?
~By Vincent Van Gogh ~


Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures.
~By Alessandro Del Piero ~


The aphorism in which I am the first master among Germans, are the forms of "eternity"; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book - what everyone else does not say in a book.
~By Friedrich Nietzsche ~


Since we started, Chris and I had theatrical ambitions.
~By Neil Tennant ~


Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.
~By Charles Baudelaire ~


I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn't ambitious.
~By Alan Hansen ~


In our personal ambitions we are individualists. But in our seeking for economic and political progress as a nation, we all go up or else all go down as one people.
~By Franklin D. Roosevelt ~


A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.
~By Steven Brust ~


The failure of women to produce genius of the first rank in most of the supreme forms of human effort has been used to block the way of all women of talent and ambition for intellectual achievement.
~By Anna Garlin Spencer ~


My mouth is full of decayed teeth and my soul of decayed ambitions.
~By James Joyce ~


This source of corruption, alas, is inherent in the democratic system itself, and it can only be controlled, if at all, by finding ways to encourage legislators to subordinate ambition to principle.
~By James L. Buckley ~


I had found myself a new mission - and once more my recurring dilemma between corporate commercial needs and personal scientific ambitions was solved unexpectedly.
~By James W. Black ~


The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity.
~By Mitch Daniels ~


But as a young kid, I never did, really have an ambition to be a farmer. I never thought, gee, I would like to farm, and I want to raise these crops. I didn't quite know what I wanted to do.
~By Sam Donaldson ~


Love often leads on to ambition, but seldom does one return from ambition to love.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Nothing else so destroys the power to stand alone as the habit of leaning upon others. If you lean, you will never be strong or original. Stand alone or bury your ambition to be somebody in the world.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


The truth is an ambition which is beyond us.
~By Peter Ustinov ~


Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.
~By Saint Augustine ~


If you have ambition, you might not achieve anything, but without ambition, you are almost certain not to achieve anything.
~By Whitfield Diffie ~


My biggest ambition is never to be bored. I'm not aggressive enough to strongly run after being an actress.
~By Anjelica Huston ~


I have ambitions to do a Broadway record one of these days and get in the studio with like, a real orchestra. I'm a big musical theatre geek.
~By Mandy Moore ~


I've always been most interested in the politics of everyday life: your relation to whatever you're doing, or what your ambitions are, where you live, where you find yourself in the social hierarchy.
~By Richard Linklater ~


You see, my ambition was not to confound the engineering world but simply to create a beautiful piece of art.
~By Kit Williams ~


Ambition never comes to an end.
~By Kenneth Kaunda ~


Dependence begets subservience and venality, suffocates the germ of virtue, and prepares fit tools for the designs of ambition.
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


I've become a captive of my own ambitions.
~By Patsy Cline ~


The preserve of ambition and folly in pursuit of illusion, or delusion.
~By Derek Jarman ~


Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


I wasn't really interested in doing television. I don't have that much ambition. My agent, Eileen Feldman, has all the ambition for me.
~By Meg Tilly ~


Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
~By Salvador Dali ~


My one ambition is to play a hero.
~By Sessue Hayakawa ~


I see my face in the mirror, and I said, No, my ambition is not to be an actor.
~By Dino De Laurentiis ~


Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.
~By Helen Keller ~


Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.
~By James Cook ~


Don't let ambition get so far ahead that it loses sight of the job at hand.
~By William Feather ~


My job at Stanford is rather different from the ones I had held previously in that my own ambitions must take a back seat to the well-being of the students with whom I work.
~By Robert B. Laughlin ~


Ambition - it is the last infirmity of noble minds.
~By James M. Barrie ~


Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.
~By Terry Josephson ~


In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart. The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement, the women's right movement. That focused my radio ambitions toward news.
~By Bob Edwards ~


I had this dream, and I really wanted to be a star. And I was almost a monster in the way that I was really fearless with my ambitions.
~By Lady Gaga ~


Ambition can be a disease, and it feeds on itself.
~By Rebecca Miller ~


I will not become a Napoleon nor an Alexander, and labour for my own ambition; but I will labour for freedom and for the moral well-being of man.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


A youthful mind is seldom totally free from ambition; to curb that, is the first step to contentment, since to diminish expectation is to increase enjoyment.
~By Frances Burney ~


Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
~By Hosea Ballou ~


It's stasis that kills you off in the end, not ambition.
~By Bono ~

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